Writing Warmup for December 22

This was his only chance…

 

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This was his only chance.

James pushed the elevator button for the fifth floor and waited. The lady next to him gave him a side glance. That made him nervous. Everything made him nervous. But this lady had nothing to do with his sales pitch. And yet, there was yet another side glance.

Look away, lady. Can’t you see I’m working on something here?

She turned to him and said, “Can I give you a bit of advice?”

James shrugged. “About what?”

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